Complimentary lunch is served as a gift to the community sponsored by Rita Edelston
SCHEDULE OF GUEST SPEAKERS
There’s No Fight Like a Family Fight with Rabbi Elisha Paul
What’s the right way to have a Jewish dispute? Find out from Pirkei Avot. June 29 How Jews Complain Rabbi Moshe Edelman It began in the Torah as precedent. It rumbled on to the Talmud. Trace the long roots of the kvetch.
How Jews Complain with Rabbi Moshe Edelman
It began in the Torah as precedent. It rumbled on to the Talmud. Trace the long roots of the “kvetch.”
Kokhba, Man and Legend with Aaron Koller, Ph.D. Bar
What does archaeology tell us about Bar Kokhba, the man and his war, and what do we know of how Jews remembered both?
How Does Judaism View Freedom? with Chaim Lauer
Are we ever truly independent? Explore how the Talmud looked at politics and government in its time–and how it can help us see our world today.
The Heart of Torah with Rabbi Shai Held
Rabbi Shai Held, President of Hadar, will discuss his new book, The Heart of Torah.
The Dark Days of Summer: Historical and Individual Mourning with Rabbi Harold Tzvi Bernstein
How do Jews approach collective vs personal mourning? With the Ninth of Av upon us, let’s consult the writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, z’l.
The Jewish Responsibility of Rebuilding Society with Bob Abrams
What is the Jewish outlook toward rebuilding relationships, and our responsibility to society?
The Tenth Commandment with Rabbi Eric Hoffman
In last week’s sedra (Parashat Va-etchanan), Moses reviews the Ten Commandments. “Thou shalt not covet” is not widely understood, so we’ll examine it through the prism of Halacha and Midrash.
Nature in Biblical Metaphor with Jon Greenberg
Fruits and flowers, table settings, and the colors of wine–from everyday objects to religious symbols.
Rabbi Simcha Berger
I Never Really Heard Shema Before…with Chaim Lauer
Talmudic insights on the most famous of Jewish prayers.